The Numbers Don’t Lie: Energy Use and Power Plant Emissions Attributable to Lighting Have Declined and Will Continue to do so

The Numbers Don’t Lie: Energy Use and Power Plant Emissions Attributable to Lighting Have Declined and Will Continue to do so

Clark R. Silcox, General Counsel, NEMA The Department of Energy’s recent proposal to correct a prior legal error during a lightbulb rulemaking has recently sparked a discussion about our Nation’s future progress toward reducing electricity use and a connection to power plant emissions.   A recent article republished online by Scientific American speculated that proposed energy efficiency rules for light bulbs could slow emissions reductions.   As if to highlight the potential threat from Read more […]

New Standard Addresses Medical Equipment Servicing

New Standard Addresses Medical Equipment Servicing

This piece was originally published in the May/June 2019 issue of electroindustry. Peter Weems, Senior Director of Policy & Strategy, MITA In March, MITA published NEMA/MITA 2 Requirements for Servicing of Medical Imaging Equipment, a Standard that describes and defines the minimum quality management system (QMS) requirements for the servicing of medical imaging devices to ensure return to a safe and effective condition for its intended use. Until now, there have not been any QMS Standards Read more […]

2020 NEC Continues the Tradition of Electrical Safety

2020 NEC Continues the Tradition of Electrical Safety

This piece was originally published in the May/June 2019 issue of electroindustry. Don Iverson, Midwest Field Representative, NEMA Late in the 19th century, America experienced a surge in technological inventions. Unfortunately, there also was a lack of standardization and safety for those innovations. In 1897, a group of like-minded people worked together to form an electrical safety Standard to address the expansion of electrical products. The result—the National Electrical Code® (NEC)—is Read more […]

Minimize the Risk of Surges

Minimize the Risk of Surges

This piece was originally published in the May/June 2019 issue of electroindustry. Muhammad Ali, Program Manager, NEMA U.S. sales of electric vehicles (EVs) passed the one million milestone last September. Electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) is critical to the performance of electric vehicles. This equipment is usually exposed to overvoltages and surges and can result in severe damage to the charger and the car itself. A surge is a brief spike in an ac or dc cycle— less than a…

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Case Study | Port of Long Beach at Epicenter of Seaport Electrification

Case Study | Port of Long Beach at Epicenter of Seaport Electrification

This piece was originally published in the May/June 2019 issue of electroindustry. Steve Griffith, Industry Director, NEMA The Port of Long Beach is the second-busiest container port in the United States. It acts as a major gateway for U.S.–Asian trade, occupying approximately 3,500 acres of land and 4,600 acres of water in the city of Long Beach, Calif. Each year, the port handles more than 7.5 million 20-foot container units with cargo valued at $194 billion.1 Photos courtesy Read more…

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A Cool Option for EV Charging

A Cool Option for EV Charging

This piece was originally published in the May/June 2019 issue of electroindustry. Andrei Moldoveanu, Technical Director, NEMA In preparation for the 2011 National Electrical Code®, a group of experts on electrical safety, including several NEMA Members, was asked to propose requirements for a new category of products called electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), popularly (and incorrectly) known as EV chargers. The EV industry was new, and there weren’t many safety Standards for the Read more […]

Case Study | New Study Finds Insights on Implementing Connected Vehicle Technology

Case Study | New Study Finds Insights on Implementing Connected Vehicle Technology

This piece was originally published in the May/June 2019 issue of electroindustry. Bryan Mulligan, CEO, Applied Information Inc. Bryan Mulligan is the Chair for the NEMA 3TS Transportation Section. Connect with him on all things transportation at appinfoinc. com and listen to his talk show “TravelSafely with Bryan Mulligan” on Business Radio X. One of the most pressing debates in the smart mobility sphere is the question of how to implement connected andautonomous vehicle (CAV) technology: Read more […]

Case Study | A Lifesaving Application for Drones

Case Study | A Lifesaving Application for Drones

This piece was originally published in the May/June 2019 issue of electroindustry. Katy Milner Ross, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP Katy Milner Ross is a telecommunications attorney who also advises clients on U.S. unmanned aircraft systems’ legal, regulatory, and public policy issues, including analysis of FAA and FCC regulations and state and local considerations. One day soon, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, commonly called drones) may be able to deliver pizzas and packages to our doorsteps. Read more […]

Latest NTCIP Revision Focuses on Data Exchange

Latest NTCIP Revision Focuses on Data Exchange

This piece was originally published in the May/June 2019 issue of electroindustry. Caption | Connected vehicles can help prevent crashes at busy intersections. Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Transportation With the advent of connected and autonomous vehicles, NTCIP 1202 v03 Object Definitions for Actuated Signal Controllers (ASC) Interface provides a standardized way to exchange data so that traffic control systems respond effectively to the presence or absence of one or more vehicles Read more […]

Outlook for the 116th Congress: Tax Extenders Are On Again, Off Again

Outlook for the 116th Congress: Tax Extenders Are On Again, Off Again

This piece was originally published in the May/June 2019 issue of electroindustry. Philip Squair, Vice President of Government Relations, NEMA A number of important tax credits of interest to NEMA Members expired at the end of 2017. Despite multiple attempts to move legislation extending these credits, Congress has not been able to get the job done. NEMA is particularly interested in the tax credits related to building efficiency and electric vehicles. Most recently, on March 26, NEMA wrote Read more…

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